HEB CEO donates $5 million to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief fund

J.J. Watt, Houston Texans defensive end (Photo: Houston Texans / Facebook / MGN)

Houston Texan's defensive end J.J. Watt received a really big boost for his Hurricane Harvey relief fund this week.

Grocery store H-E-B CEO Charles Butt signed a personal check for $5 million and had it delivered to Watt on Wednesday.

"Throughout this disaster, I have been humbled by the state's unprecedented generosity and heroism," said Charles Butt, H-E-B Chairman and CEO. "I want to commend and support the extraordinary relief efforts of J.J. Watt who has taken the lead, not as a world-class NFL player or celebrity, but as an individual who saw the need to help his fellow Texans and immediately took action."

The check was presented to Watt by H-E-B Food & Drug President Scott McClelland and H-E-B Group Vice President Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs Winell Herron on behalf of Butt at NRG Stadium on Wednesday.

"I appreciate the incredible generosity Charles Butt and H-E-B has shown," said J.J. Watt. "It is amazing what can happen when people from all over come together for one common goal."

An article on the Houston Texans' website states the donation "brings Watt's hurricane relief fund just shy of $27 million."

H-E-B has sent a convoy of more than 100 employees in more than 15 vehicles, including Disaster Response Units (DRUs), two H?E?B Mobile Kitchens, water and fuel tankers and trailers to deliver relief supplies and services to the communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. The grocery chain is also donating $100,000 toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and is accepting customer donations.

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